Without a well-installed, properly functioning ductwork system, even the most efficient HVAC system can be reduced to a glorified noise machine that provides little cooling. Providing a sealed pathway between your HVAC system and the rooms of your home, ductwork is a vital component of most HVAC systems — and its condition and upkeep play a heavy role in how well the system functions as a whole. It’s been proven that faults in your ductwork can account for up to 30% of a system’s overall efficiency loss.
To prevent this major loss in efficiency, your ductwork requires maintenance to stay in optimal condition. Not to mention, just like every other component of your HVAC system, ductwork will eventually need to be replaced.
When the time comes and you find yourself looking for the best Buda air duct installation possible, the professionals here at Summit Air Conditioning & Heating are eager and ready to provide you with the best local ductwork replacement possible.
Ductwork tends to be tucked away in the parts of our home that people rarely see, such as attics and crawlspaces.
While this is good for aesthetic purposes, it can make it difficult to visually inspect your ductwork system to ensure no major faults are present.
Fortunately, there are signs that every homeowner can watch out for that could indicate possible ductwork damage. If you notice any of these symptoms in your home, it may be time to call a professional and invest in ductwork replacement.
Read on to learn about those signs.
The main job of your ductwork is to provide a clear, direct pathway for the conditioned air produced by your system to flow freely in order to reach each room of your home. Noticing abnormally limited or poor airflow from your vents could be a sign that your ductwork is degrading and due for replacement.
It’s recommended that you have your ducts professionally cleaned at least once every 2-3 years. Failing to do so can lead to accumulations of debris that’s difficult to manage and has the chance of being picked up by the natural airflow of your system and carried into your home. When running your AC makes your home’s surfaces excessively dusty, it might be time for a replacement.
With ample darkness and constantly shifting humidity, the interior of a ductwork system can become the ideal place for mold and bacterial growers, both of which have the tendency to stink.
While our professionals are more than capable of cleaning most duct dirt and debris, some instances of mold and bacterial growth will make full replacement the better option.
While no HVAC system is silent, the noise from your ducts should be consistent and not include sudden bangs or whistling. These noises can indicate duct damage and signify a need for replacement.
The lifespan for your average ductwork system is between 10-15 years. If you’re experiencing issues and your system is around that age, then it’s definitely time to consider duct replacement services.
The team here at Summit Air Conditioning & Heating takes pride in providing our community with honest, trustworthy HVAC service when needed. From the most complicated installations to simple ductwork services, we’re equipped to handle jobs at every scale and are committed to completing all of them to the highest degree of standard possible.
So, if you need any type of HVAC service, whether you’re noticing the signs mentioned above and think it’s time for your ducts to be replaced or simply want to get your ducts cleaned to prevent early replacement, don’t hesitate to call us today with any of your HVAC needs.
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